Noisy optical drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LeKiD, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. LeKiD macrumors regular

    LeKiD

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    Hi guys, on my recent Mac Pro, the only thing I noticed that is annoying is the noisy optical drive. I haven't found a thread on this. Whenever I put a dvd player and it starts playing it, the thing goes full throttle. When I stop the dvd from the dvd player, the drives keeps spinning full speed.

    Anyone else experiences that?
     
  2. LeKiD thread starter macrumors regular

    LeKiD

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    Actually, just tested the Zeitgeist movie in my drive and it's only that DVD that does all the spinning. My bad.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    Sometimes, when a DVD is badly printed our drives work extra hard to track the content. I think it's kinda normal for the odd disc to cause the drive to make a racket. I think you need to be concerned when it's making lots of noise on all ya discs.

    ;)
     
  4. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I was installing rFactor off the DVD included from my Logitech G25 and it sounded like it was going to blow up! A few years back I was using a slot-loaded Pioneer DVD drive to read a disc that had a slight hairline crack; needless to say, that was the last time I used that drive or seen that disc in one piece again. I get anxiety attacks anytime I hear noise coming from the DVD drive.
     

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